SL Cochin ..cockeral?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chris383, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Chris383

    Chris383 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is the head shot. I'm thinking he's a rooster. .

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  2. H J Chickens

    H J Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is it? I'm pretty sure it's a hen :)
     
  3. Chris383

    Chris383 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's about 8 weeks I'd say
     
  4. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb is not a very reliable as to sex a bird. Especially cochins because you can have late bloomers and early growers.

    I'll need a full body shot. Being 8 weeks, its very likely it's a boy because girls don't redeem until they start to lay.
    Are there other gray or silvery parts on the bird? A birchen hen will only have silver hackles and the rest is solid black.
     
  5. Chris383

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    This is the full body shot
     
  6. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! It's silver laced. It looks like a boy. Especially being two months.
     
  7. Chris383

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    Yes sorry. I should have mentioned SL Cochin stood for silver laced.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size and redness of its comb and wattles at 8 weeks, you have a cockerel.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    I agree
     

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